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Building a wall like locking your doors at night

I have one question for those who are opposed to strengthening our border wall: Do you lock your doors at night? It makes clear...

Letter writer: Time to get this wall built

Congress passed the Secure Fence Act with overwhelming bipartisan majorities. Democrats and Republicans promised to build seven hundred miles of fence along our southern...

Some history that won’t be lost

History can be easily lost. It happens all the time, for all sorts of reasons. Nature overtakes a structure that decades or centuries ago...

Letter writer: Trump should have hired Hillary

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, former campaign advisor and former deputy campaign chairman have pled guilty or been convicted of a crime since...

Voters: Avoid propaganda, do your own research

A prominent New York editorialist gave a scathing assessment calling the president an accident of history. (To) the press, and to much of the...

Christmas Concert another moment for orchestra to shine

The Roswell Symphony Orchestra entertained many people at their annual Christmas Concert (Dec. 9). The music which was played was certainly a great kick-off...

Keep pets safe this holiday season

This holiday season, American Humane — the country’s first national humane organization — wants to remind pet owners to ensure the holidays are just...

Remembering RDR publisher Robert Beck

A young new couple had moved to town. The man was a decorated Air Force pilot. The beautiful young lady was the daughter of...

Community steps up in support of education

The Roswell Daily Record published recent articles regarding the Roswell Independent School District (RISD) and Sidney Gutierrez Middle School (SGMS). The first article covered...

Letter writer: Radiation is everywhere

Every time I mention nuclear, someone is screaming ‘NIMBY’ — Not In My Back Yard. Well folks, everything is radioactive and radiating us with alpha...

Glimpses of presidents as people

For better or for worse, I can’t think of President George H.W. Bush, who passed away last week, without also thinking of the well-known...

NASA’s reminder that science can inspire

The fact that there are some things computers and robots do exceptionally well, far more efficiently than any human could, has for decades led...

One letter, five complaints

Disadvantage living on the southwest side of Roswell. When you have to go to the north side of town and cross West Second street,...

Fires fed by extreme environmentalism

It always amazes me when the national media will take a single word like ‘rake’ and make such a big deal out of it....

Remember ‘at-risk’ youth when mailing Christmas cards

Each year, for the past 40 years, I have asked those of who send out Christmas cards to remember the young people of Assurance...

Stop by the Roswell Visitors Center

You absolutely should take 5-10 minutes to visit the new Roswell Visitors Center in the old Conoco gas station at 5th and N. Main....

Seeing heroes up close was unforgettable

Goddard High School would like to thank the veterans and their families for giving us the opportunity to honor them. For us to see...

Organizers: Art and Craft Show a resounding success

The 38th Annual Holly-Day Magic Art and Craft Show was a resounding success, allowing us to make major contributions to benefit the youth of...

Reader offers ideas for reforming the election process

On election days, I pack a lunch and go to the polls when they open and keep voting until they close. I do this because...

Smokey and the wildland/urban interface

A marketing campaign considered by many the most successful in the history of advertising will celebrate a significant milestone next year, and in doing...

Donation of ping-pong table much appreciated

We would like to extend a huge thank you out to the Assurance Home Thrift Shop for their generous donation of a ping-pong table...

The art of changing one’s mind

As a pragmatist, I flow where the data takes me. In the realm of energy to power the world, the data flow has taken...

Country not a country with no borders

Already it begins. Compared to the outgoing Republican governor, our Democrat governor-elect takes a decidedly more “open borders” attitude toward the illegal immigration problem...

If Socialism’s so great, why isn’t caravan Venezuela-bound?

We have been hearing of a caravan of 7,000 people walking from Honduras to the USA. They are reported to be seeking refuge and...

Letter writer: What is nationalism?

The President of France, Emanuel Macron, recently referred to our president as a nationalist. CNN has referred to him as a white nationalist, I’m...

Moving line between believable/not

There was a time, not long ago, when reports of the unusual were more ... unusual. And by that I don’t mean more bizarre,...

Put yourself in the shoes of those seeking US help

What would Jesus want? Or say? I believe he already told us what He wants. Remember what He said: “When I was hungry, you...

Thanks for support of bond issues on ballot

On behalf of Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell and New Mexico Military Institute, we would like to thank the voters of Chaves County who supported...

Letter writer: Thanks to Dems who support Trump agenda

“You cannot be civil with a political party (Republican) that wants to destroy what you stand for (Socialism), what you care about (the loss...

Roswell-Goddard rivalry needed

On Friday, Roswell, Goddard and Chaves County had reason to smile. Not only was there a terrific football game played that will be talked...

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